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Key words: liminality, identity, positionality, reflexivity As of March 15, 2018, Syria entered into its eighth year of civil war. An estimate of 470,000 people were killed, including around 55,000 children (Barnard 2016). The war produced dire humanitarian situations as thousands of people were arrested, killed, tortured, injured, or displaced. One major disaster became known… Continue reading Check out Liminal Identity: Reconstruction of Syrian Identity in Trump’s America By May Mzayek in the January Issue of PA!
News this summer of immigration authorities heartlessly separating families, incarcerating asylum-seeking parents, and imprisoning children riveted the attention of people around the world and brought on the disapprobation of world leaders (Ward 2018), the United Nations human rights chief (Morello 2018), and Amnesty International (Sayers 2018). In response to public outrage, President Donald Trump issued… Continue reading An Unlikely Cause: The Struggle for Driver’s Licenses to Prevent Family Separation By Jennifer R. Guzmán and Melanie A. Medeiros in the January Issue of PA!
Do you write non-fiction, fiction, poetry, policy briefs, or other writing for non-academic audiences? Practicing Anthropology would like to hear from you. Anthropologists have the potential to reach a wide audience, though we don’t always know how to develop writing and other media to reach beyond the discipline. The Practicing Anthropology editorial team is soliciting… Continue reading Call for Submissions – Deadline March 1
Searching Solidarity Walking through the mountains between ravines inside myself, I felt that everything was finished with me. That my ancestors did not leave a flower in me that could bloom among so many weeds and among so many thorns...... Until one uncommon day, when the winds are released from their routines starting, contrary new… Continue reading Creative Works, October Issue: Searching Solidarity
What is Colibrí? The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is a family advocacy organization that works to end the deaths of people who migrate through the United States – México Border. Colibrí is a nonprofit and a non-governmental organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Colibrí works with families and forensic scientists at the Pima County Office… Continue reading Check out our Q&A with Colibrí Center for Human Rights in the October issue
Practicing Anthropology is exited to announce the release of our October issue, Anthropologists Advocate for Change: Immigration, Removal, and Resilience in the United States.
Hope Behind the Shadow of Pain! I will draw my dreams on the wall of hope. A hope of finding home Hope of going to school Hope of holding my parent’s Hands and walk through the darkness without feeling scared. It seems hard, but from the Heart of disaster I will be waiting For somehow… Continue reading Upcoming Issue highlight. The art of Salam Noah.
We are excited to announce the implementation of a new submissions manager for Practicing Anthropology! This submission tool will enable authors to easily and quickly navigate the journal submission process and streamline our reviewing process. Check it out here! Also, before you submit, make sure you review the author guidelines.